Originally Posted by Speedster159
UD4H is the most popular one here it seems..
So they just buy it for looks?
I bought the UD4H (and voted) because it was the least expensive z87 I could buy I believe. After seeing it I do think it is very cool looking (for what it is worth the red shielding over the heatsinks looks almost identical to the color and texture of my red Corsair Vengeance Pro Ram...I just thought that was worth mentioning...but my pc will not have a window and will be hardly ever viewed from the inside). On sale for $75 from Microcenter, it really spurred my decision to build a pc this quickly, especially after I discovered that people like the quality of Gigabyte motherboards, coupled with just a nice basic board layout.
I am brand spanking new at this, but my gut told me Gigabyte's philosophy was a good one. I seem to get the feeling they go after build quality and durability first, and then try to, seemingly very aggressively, offer a excellent price. Seems like a very consumer centric company, that's why they got my business.
So I have some questions. I just built my first ever pc, and it started right up! Whoa. Went into the Bios and everything looked good. I installed windows to my ssd.
Now I need to continue setting everything up. But I am clueless to the process.
I have started a thread if anybody would like to comment there as to not clog this thread up...http://www.overclock.net/t/1422384/noob-any-last-minute-tips-before-i-power-up-any-tips-period/0_50
It looks like I have to install the driver disc that came with the motherboard, as I can not connect to the internet. Is there anything I need to be aware of with installing the driver disc?
I have F5 as my Bios. Any reason I should update that?
I figure I need to do the motherboard updates and then do my Windows 8 updates, then some stress testing. At least that is the advice I have been getting in my thread.
Any advice anybody would like to offer me would be greatly appreciated.